Mackenzie Cole was born and raised in Napa and has been dancing since before she could remember. Mackenzie began dancing at the age of 2, taking ballet classes at different dance schools until she started at Academy of Danse at age 7 and fell in love with her dance family. Gradually, Mackenzie went from ballet, to jazz, to contemporary, and at age 11, she was invited to the Junior Competition Company. Since joining the competition company in 2013, Mackenzie has been doing ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and pointe.

Mackenzie graduated from New Technology High School in 2019. During her 2019-2020 school year, she completed a one year Portland Bible College program which she took through her home church, The Father’s House. As of now, Mackenzie is a student at the Napa Valley College. Mackenzie plans on continuing her schooling at UC Davis, after her two years at the junior college. Mackenzie will then go on to medical school, her residency, and continue as a doctor.

Mackenzie has always loved working with children! She has three younger sisters herself! Mackenzie is a leader in her church’s kid’s ministry and youth ministry. Mackenzie began student teaching a few years before becoming the Intermediate 1/2 ballet teacher in 2020. The next year, she also began as a competition company coach for the junior lyrical dancers.

Mackenzie is looking forward to helping her students strengthen their skills and grow as young dancers.